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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Ethiopia to N. Kenya.

[FTEA]

Anthericaceae, Nordal (University of Oslo), Shakkie Kativu (University of Zimbabwe) & Axel D. Poulsen (University of Copenhagen). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1997

Morphology General Habit
Small plants up to 15 cm. high, from a very short rhizome; roots reduced to a fascicle of elongated tubers, 1.5–2 cm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves few, rosulate, lanceolate, 8–14 cm. long, ± 1.5 cm. wide, with a hyaline margin.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle slender, scabrid, leafless, 5–7 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a simple raceme; rhachis ± pubescent; floral bracts narrow, membranous, up to 3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels articulated near or slightly above the middle, suberect, glabrous, 3 mm. long at anthesis, usually solitary at the nodes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers inconspicuous; tepals semipatent, whitish, 6 mm. long, 3-veined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens shorter than the perianth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule trigonous, indistinctly transversely ridged, 6–9 mm. long and 9–12 mm. wide, emarginate, with withered remnants of the perianth at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds flat, slightly folded, 2 mm. in diameter.
Habitat
In Acacia - Commiphora bushland, with shallow, poorly drained soils, on limestone; 400–500 m.
Distribution
K1

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Plant up to c. 20 cm tall, from a short fibrous rhizome; roots short, swollen, without tubers
Morphology Leaves
Leaves few in a rosette, linear-lanceolate, up to c. 12 mm wide, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a simple or branched raceme, fairly dense, rhachis puberulous or occasionally glabrous; peduncle leafless; flowers 1 or sometimes 2 at each node; pedicels 2–4 mm long, articulated near middle or in lower half
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals white, c. 5–6 mm long, 3-nerved, spreading
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens subequal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style c. 4–6 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule c. 4 x 5 mm, smooth or warty.
Distribution
N1; S1; SE Ethiopia, NE Kenya
Ecology
Altitude range 250–1000 m.
Vernacular
Diado (Somali).

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

Chlorophytum bifolium Dammer appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 38: 66 (1905)

Accepted by

  • Demissew, S. & Nordal, I. (2010). Aloes and other Lilies of Ethiopia and Eritrea, ed, 2: 1-351. Shama Books, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1995). Flora of Somalia 4: 1-298. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Cufod., Enumeratio Plantarum Aethiopiae Spermatophyta (Supplement in Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg.) p. 1533 (1971).
  • Dammer in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 38: 66 (1905).
  • Nordal & Thulin in Nordic Journ. Bot. 13: 262 (1993).
  • Nordal in Fl. Ethiopia 6: 95 (1997).
  • Thulin, Fl. Somalia 4: 45 (1995).

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0